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A mother, her 29 year old son, and 16 year old daughter were ambushed and killed in Plateau, Nigeria. They were attacked on the road by armed Fulani militants as they were headed to a health clinic. The two kids died immediately, but the mother lived for the next two days before succumbing to her wounds in the hospital. They were members of a local church, and others from that church believe this is a continued attack by the Fulani on Christians in the Middle Belt of Nigeria.

 

2017-10-31 Nigeria (MorningStarNews) A Christian woman and her two children were killed in north-central Nigeria last week, three days after a kidnapped priest was slain by his abductors in the southwestern part of the country, sources said.

Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Oct. 24) ambushed and shot to death Rebecca Daniel Choji, her 16-year-old daughter Suzanna Daniel Choji, and her 29-year-old son Joel Choji, in Jol village, Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) in Plateau state, as the family members were on their way to a health facility in Vwak village, sources said.

Suzanna and Joel Choji died immediately, while their mother succumbed to her gunshot wounds two days later at Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos, sources said.

Members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Jol village, the three victims were being driven to a hospital by a relative, Dachung Yakubu, as Choji’s two children were ill. The herdsmen attacked at about 7 p.m. and also wounded Yakubu, who at this writing was in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Plateau State Specialist Hospital, sources said.

 

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